Model Catherine McNeil Just Got Her Dream Haircut, Courtesy of Guido Palau at Alexander Wang

The legendary hairstylist transformed the 27-year-old model’s long, wavy locks into a chic, rocker-inspired pixie cut.


At the Alexander Wang Fall 2017 fashion show, Catherine McNeil was one of 5 models to undergo an extreme hair makeover. Guido transformed the 27-year-old model’s long, wavy locks into a chic, rocker-inspired pixie cut. Fortunately, she loves the look. Here, McNeil reveals her favorite products for styling her new ‘do, the best advice she’s ever received, and more.

Your look in three words: Rock-and-Roll.

A good hair day starts with: A good haircut.

Makeup miracles: Giorgio Armani makes an awesome foundation called Maestro Fusion.

Nails must be: I never wear nail polish.

Sheet mask or mud mask: I’ve used the Super Fruit Scrub and Mask from 100% Pure for a long time now. It still does the trick.

Photo by Mario Sorrenti, Styled by Camilla Nickerson, March 2008

Bronze or blush: Bare skin is best, but I’ll use a little blush when I need it.

Beauty from the inside out: I’ve gone mostly raw and vegan, but I do love cheese.

Exercise obsession: SoulCycle.

Drink of choice: I drink all kinds of different teas these days. I love Kusmi Teas, especially the BB Detox.

Item you borrow from the boys: Leather jacket.

Product that you picked up from the pros: Guido Palau turned me on to a couple of great Redken products – Wax Blast 10 is great. It gives texture without having to use a paste. Also the Pillow Proof Blow Dry Primer Spray is a great product for protecting my hair from the constant exposure to heat and styling tools.

Appointment you’d love to nab: Guido does amazing hair, he just cut mine short for the Alexander Wang show, it’s really cool. So… I guess I already nabbed it.

Best advice from my grandmother: Don’t feel sorry for yourself.

10 Models Reveal the Beauty Products They Can’t Live Without During Fashion Week

Not only a moisturizer, the MAC Strobe Cream takes care of dull and dehydrated skin while giving skin a luminous glow.

MAC Strobe Cream,$33,

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The YSL Touche Éclat Concealer conceals and brightens eyes all in one stroke, making it a beauty bag essential.

YSL Touche Éclat Concealer,$42,

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Infused with Aloe and Cucumber extracts, the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream’s formula helps lock in intense moisture.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream,$62,

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Smashbox’s versatile L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color’s creamy formula is perfect for blending to get the ultimate warm glow.

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color,$29,

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A light weight formula packed with a wide bristled brush allows for bold, full lashes.

Diorshow Mascara, $29,

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Vichy’s Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation provides flawless and full coverage with the benefit of a light formula.

Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation,$30,

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Carmen’s Classic Lip Balm infused with cocoa butter helps keep dry, chapped lips moisturized all year round.

Carmex Classic Lip Balm,$3,

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MAC’s Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer has a light weight formula that provides full coverage, plus all the perks of SPF.

MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer,$20,

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The grains of sugar in Dior’s Addict Lip Sugar Scrub exfoliate to leave lips with a healthy and glossy finish.

Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub,$33,

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Infused with sweet almond oil and beeswax, Embryolisse’s Rich Moisturing Cream keeps skin hydrated while smoothing out fine lines.

Embryolisse Rich Moisturing Cream,$40,

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